Stagecoaches began transporting people to the seven-mile stretch of sand in 1871 - increasing tourism to the coastal resort Laurel and Hardy on their visit to Blackpool in August 1932.In the early 19th century, two locals Henry Banks and his son-in-law John Cocker erected scores of new buildings in the town - and its population grew from less than 500 in 1801 to over 2,500 in 1851 With Britain on the brink of war, Blackpool was more popular than ever in 1939, pictured.
Starting in the 1850s, Lancashire cotton mill owners would annually close their factories for a week to service machinery - and workers would go to Blackpool, a practice which also became known as wakes weeks Crowds of holidaymakers on the beach at Blackpool in the 1950s.In 1863, the North Pier was completed and it quickly became a main attraction for elite visitors.Trams and buses stop right opposite the hotel, allowing for quick and convenient access to all parts of the town and further afield to Fleetwood and Cleveleys.During illumination season, a tram ride is a delightful way to see this unique spectacle.In this picture, dated 1895, men and women in traditional Victorian dress can be seen enjoying a clear day while children play along the beach Crowds on the town's Central Promenade in the late 1890s.
The Lancashire resort was an unknown sea-side hamlet until, in 1871, a private road was built allowing potential visitors to get to the area with greater ease The HMS Foudroyant, an 80-gun third rate of the Royal Navy, ran aground near to the town's North Pier on June 16 1897. Situated on Blackpool’s famous Golden Mile, this beachfront hotel is within easy walking distance of Blackpool Tower, the Winter Gardens and many other attractions.The Southcrest Hotel is situated on the promenade, midway between Central and South piers.We have had no contact from the police or the BBC,' added Mr Newby who was made an MBE for services to tourism.'Why he should link this alleged attack to The Flamingo is a mystery.'One regular at the Flamingo said: 'It is massive club and very gay and lesbian friendly.Despite his injuries from the incident, the dancer admirably made time to sign autographs for awaiting fans as he left his lodgings momentarily.